Bay County Audubon Society   
                P.O. Box 1182
                   Panama City, Florida  32402

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Upcoming Events
Plants for Birds
Click on the following link to view a recording of our recent symposium “Birds, Bugs, and Berries”
May 26,2018 Camp Helen State Park
Photo by Emily Ellis
Saturday, Dec 28, 2019 Camp Helen Monthly Bird Survey

 We will meet @ the Camp Helen front gate at 6:00 am sharp. Although we typically finish birding about noon, you can spend as much or as little time as you like. We sometimes divide our group to cover the north side of the park as well as the coastal areas. We appreciate any amount of time given to help document our avian friends! 

Please RSVP [only necessary if you plan to come] to so we have an idea of how many participants to expect. Bring binoculars, scope [if you have one], water and snacks, hat and sunscreen. Looking forward to it!


Bay County Audubon Annual Holiday Party. 
December 9, 2019 6:30 PM
St. Andrews Episcopal Church, Byrne Hall. 1608 Baker Court, Panama City

Be sure and join us for our Annual Holiday Party at St. Andrews Episcopal Church. The potluck dinner will begin at 6:30. Bring your favorite dish to share with other members.

The ever popular "Dirty Santa-White Elephant" gift exchange will return this year so be sure to bring you "favorite" gift. In keeping with the holiday spirit please bring gifts of nonperishable food to support the collaborative effort between St. Andrews Episcopal and the Trinity Lutheran Food Bank
​Photo by Teresa Nooney
"Bay County Audubon Society, Inc. does not and shall not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion(creed), gender, gender expression, age, national origin(ancestry), disability, marital status, sexual orientation, or military status, in any of its activities or operations."
Saturday, Dec 14th, 2019 Please Join Us for the 119th Christmas Bird Count! 

If you, or someone you know, would like to participate or have questions, contact Raya Pruner or MarvinFriel: or or call 352-214-3262. We can answer any questions you may have and assign you to a birding team! 
If you have been a team leader in the past, please let us know if you would like to continue coordinating for your area of Bay County. 
A brief pre-count meeting will be held before the Bay County Audubon-Annual Holiday Party, which will be held this year at the St. Andrews Episcopal Church on December 9th at 6:00 p.m. 
Someone from each Christmas Bird Count team will need to attend the Holiday party to pick up your team’s packet and get instructions.  
Relatively new birders will be assigned to experienced teams. This is a wonderful learning opportunity and all are welcome.  
A post-count dinner to review the day’s observations and tally up the 2017 count will be hosted on the evening of December 14th at 6:00 pm, location to be announced. At least one member of each team should plan on attending the dinner to share their results. 

Tuesday, December 10, 2019   Birds and Brunch

Meet at 8:00 for a bird walk around the college campuses, followed by brunch at Andy’s Flour Power café at 2629 Thomas Drive. Leader Al Clare will start the walk near the boat ramp at Carl Gray Park, on the Hathaway Bridge end of the park. We will spend a couple of hours walking along the bay, around the ponds, and through the trees on GCSC and FSU campuses, and then adjourn to brunch. For more information call Al at 850-630-0796.